Maryland through the Lens
Since the introduction of photography in the early nineteenth century, Marylanders have captured moments in time with increasingly advanced cameras and methods. Using old photographs and postcards of Maryland, Michael Dixon's lecture examines the role photography has played in depicting people and landscapes in the state since the nineteenth century. The presentation concludes with tips on preserving family collections and using them to interpret the past. Requires overhead projector and screen. Adult and high school audiences.
Mike Dixon is an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware and other area colleges where he concentrates on social history with a focus on mass media and criminal justice. He is the historian for Town of Elkton and The Historical Society of Cecil County, and he has provided start-up leadership in the development of a 62-acre living history museum in Cecil County. Mike received his M.A. in history from Washington College, his M.S. in Training and Organizational Development from St. Joseph’s University, and his B.A. in Behavioral Science from Wilmington College.